PHOTO GALLERY: Faithful celebration commemorates the breaking of Ramadan
Wednesday, August 31, 2011 | 11:18 p.m. CDT
Participants in the Muslim Student Organization fall welcoming event kneel during the Maghrib prayer Wednesday in Mark Twain Ballroom in the Memorial Union. The Maghrib is prayed just before sunset and is the fourth of the five daily prayers of Islam.
COLUMBIA — MU's Muslim Student Organization celebrates the beginning of the fall semester and the breaking of Ramadan on Wednesday in the Mark Twain Ballroom in the Memorial Union.
Maria Al-Jishi chats with a friend over dinner during a Muslim Student Organization event Wednesday in the Mark Twain Ballroom in the Memorial Union. MSO gathered together as a celebration of the breaking of Ramadan and as a fall welcome event for new and returning members.
Ramadan participants enjoy a meal, Eid al-Fitr, following their prayer Wednesday in the Mark Twain Ballroom in the Memorial Union.
Noha Mavrakis dons the hijab before Maghrib prayer on Wednesday in the Mark Twain Ballroom in the Memorial Union. The hijab is a type of veil worn by Muslim women as a symbol of modesty and morality, although it is not worn by all females.
Mina Mohsin relaxes after performing the Maghrib prayer Wednesday in Mark Twain Ballroom in the Memorial Union. Ramadan takes place at a different time every year, as decided by the Islamic calendar, and is thus 11 days earlier each year.
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